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This list of testsites has been compiled from information produced by the Biotechnology Unit of the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions. There is a KEY available at the end of the table.

08/04/04 UPDATE: At present the only GM crop trial being carried out in the UK in 2004 is a research and development trial of GM peas by John Innes Centre in Norwich, (TG 180070). This is the second year of a two year trial. More information on this trial from DEFRA. A new table for 2003-2004 will be added shortly as will an update to the 2002-2003 table

If you have any additional information that would increase the accuracy of this table please email us at

You can see the data for the following periods:

 

Crops planted from Autumn 1999 and harvested by Autumn 2000

This list was last updated on September 14 2000. This was the final update.

Click here to see this data in map form.

 

Hide columns: Grid Ref | Farm Address | Company | Gmo Ref | Area | Sown | Harvest | Traits

Show columns: Crop | Status

 

Grid Ref

Farm Address

Company

Gmo Ref

Area

Sown

Harvest

Traits

 
ABERDEENSHIRE

NJ 745 298 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

NJ 871 105 

SAC 

97/R14/7 

0.001 

 

 

LA 

NJ 907 229 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LLor RR 

NJ 908 235 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 
ANGUS

NO 348 325 

? Liff 

SAC 

00/R23/7 

0.2 

apr 

oct 

AS, AB 

 
MIDLOTHIAN

NT 246 651 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 
CUMBRIA

NX 964 141 

Wellington Farm, Sandwith Newton 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 
YORKSHIRE

SE 44 41 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

SE 44 41 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

SE 438 414 

Leeds uni 

98/R31 /1 

0.1 

apr 

oct 

NR 

SE 446 426 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SE 44 41 

Aventis 

00/R33 /2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

SE 442 409 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

SE 44 41 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

SE 632 038 

? Armthorpe 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SE 649 841 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

NZ 137 115 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

NZ 13 10 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

 
HUMBERSIDE

TA 265 382 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

TA 265 382 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

SK 589 700 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

1.6 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

SK 59 71 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

SK 596 695 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

SK 599 706 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SK 727 443 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

0.05 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 
LINCOLNSHIRE

SK 966 587 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

SK 959 592 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

SK 971 586 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

SK 95 58 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

TF 23 73 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TF 23 73 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

TF 23 73 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

TF 23 73 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

TF 45 15 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TF 45 15 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

TF 45 15 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

TF 45 15 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

SK 979 907 

Home Farm, Spittal in the Street 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

SK 972 903 

Home Farm, Spittal in the Street 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 10 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TA 253 024 

Dalby Farms Ltd., Brigsley 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TF 196 968 

The Old Rectory, Croxby 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 10 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TF 225 878 

Wickham Hall, Burgh on Bain 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SK 966 452 

Heath Farm, Sudbrook 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 347 121 

? Gedney Hill 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TA 012 006 

? North Kelsey 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 
CHESHIRE

SJ 619 473 

? Aston 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES

SJ 356 692 

? Sealand 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
SHROPSHIRE

SJ 65 13 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

SJ 65 13 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

SJ 65 13 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

SJ 65 13 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

SJ 770 018 

? Beckbury 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SJ 574 384 

? Ash Parva 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

SJ 570 384 

? Prees Heath 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
WORCESTERSHIRE

SP 051 360 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

SP 069 360 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

SO 887 752 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 
HEREFORDSHIRE

SO 566 475 

? Preston Wynne 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

SO 560 481 

? Preston Wynne 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 
WARWICKSHIRE

SP 241 486 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 
GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SP 154 403 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

SO 675 313 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

SO 859 226 

? Down Hatherley 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 
OXFORDSHIRE

SP 42 00 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

SP 42 00 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

2 tests 

may 

jul-sep 

LL SL 

SP 42 00 / SP 43 00 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

SP47170884 

IVEM 

98/R3/5 

0.02 

Spring 

Autumn 

BV 

 
CAMBRIDGESHIRE

TL 432 620 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

TL 431 620 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

TL 43 62 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TL 43 62 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

TL 43 61 

Monsanto 

99/R22/18 

* 2 

feb 

Jan-1 

RR 

TL 432 615 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

TL 438 608 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

TL 433 630 

NIAB 

00/R20/4 

0.001 

apr 

dec 

NR AS AB 

TL 43 62 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

TL 437 577 

Adv Tech 

00/R4/9 

0.4 

apr 

nov 

AS 

TL 43 62 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

TL 430 530 

Monsanto 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

TL 439 547 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TL 525 48 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

TL 313 859 

IACR 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

TL 308 892 

Monsanto 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

TL 255 781 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

TL 221 773 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 074 009 

Biogemma 

99/R5/15 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

TF 074 009 

Biogemma 

99/R5/16 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

AP RA 

TL 603 957 

IACR 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

TL 448 484 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 46 51 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TL 46 51 

Aventis 

97/R19/18 

 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL SL 

TL 46 50/TL 46 51 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

TL 318 907 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 
NORFOLK

TG 065 001 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

TM 04 97 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

2 tests 

 

 

LL AB 

TM 062 996 

IACR 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

TM 04 97 

Novartis 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

TM 04 97 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TM 04 97 

Advanta 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

TG 065 002 

IACR 

98/R20/3 

mar 

dec 

LL or RR AB 

TF 932 238 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 932 243 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

TF 946 087 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TM 100 879 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

TL 964 965 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 837 404 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TM 128 828 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 852 239 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TF 851 240 

Monsanto 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

 
SUFFOLK

TL 75 65 

Aventis 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

TL 755 658 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

TL 755 658 

IACR 

98/R20/3 

mar 

dec 

LL or RR AB 

TL 755 654 

Monsanto 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

TL 755 655 

IACR 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

TL 75 65 

Aventis 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

TM 118 710 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

0.12 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 964 785 

Monsanto 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TL 986 424 

Monsanto 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

TL 658 802 

? Kenny Hill 

Monsanto 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

 
HERTFORDSHIRE

TL 069 118 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 067 117 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 068 115 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

TL 388 435 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 38 43 

Aventis 

00/R33/1 

mar-apr 

jul-sep 

LL SL 

TL 105 132 

NIAB 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

Ll or RR 

TL 118 130 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

TL 122 131 

Biogemma 

99/R5/16 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

TL 422 234 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

TL 431 391 

Aventis 

98/R19/18 

0.15 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 
BERKSHIRE

SU 877 738 

Astra-Zeneca 

00/R1/11 

0.4 

apr 

nov 

SFR 

SU 874 738 

Astra-Zeneca 

00/R1/12 

0.1 

may 

nov 

SP ABR 

 
ESSEX

TM 051 224 

? Wivenhoe 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
SOMERSET

ST 538 696 

Biogemma 

99/R5/16 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

 
DORSET

ST 587 164 

Aventis 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 
 

Key:

Grid Ref
Grid references, four number refs will be updated to six number refs when information is available
Farm Address
Grouped by county. Addresses of farms hosting test sites are no longer made public, only the parish names are supplied. Over time we hope to fill in the addresses. If you can help with this please us.
Company

Aventis= formerly known as AgrEvo. AgrEvo's German parent company Hoescht have merged with Rhone-Poulenc to create Aventis.
Advanta= Seed company owned by Astra-Zeneca
Adv. Tech= Advanced Technologies, based in Cambridge
SAC
= Scottish Agricultural College
NIAB= National Institute of Agricultural Botany
IACR= Institute of Arable Crop Research
IVEM= Oxford University's Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology.
SCRI
= Scottish Crop Research Institute
GMO Ref
quote this reference when in communication with the government's Biotech Unit; there is a dossier of information available on each of these tests from them.
Crop
WOSR
= Winter oil seed rape, SOSR= Spring oil seed rape, S Beet= Sugar Beet, F Beet= Fodder Beet, F Maize= Fodder Maize, S Wheat= Spring Wheat.

Area
Maximum area of test crop in hectares.
* = National Seed List - site size is 'per variety'
**= government sponsored "Farm Scale Trials", all are the split field design, half the field is GE and half is a non-GE, and there is a non-GE border crop. Except where stated, these are up to 10 hectares in size, more exact areas may be available soon.

Traits
RR= "Roundup Ready" Resistant to Monsanto's patented broad-spectrum herbicide, active ingredient glyphosate.
LL= "Liberty Link" Resistant to Aventis' patented broad-spectrum herbicide glufosinate ammonium, sold as Liberty.
SL= Aventis' patented system for producing oil seed rape hybrids by using genetically engineered male sterility.
SP= Astra-Zeneca's "switchable promoter" allows genes to be switched on and off, dubbed "Traitor Technology".
SFR=Switchable fungal resistance genes, an application of Traitor Technology
AB= GM Crops known to contain antibiotic resistance marker genes.
DR =Disease Resistant
AS= Altered starch and sugar content.
AP= Altered proteins
HL= High Laurate acid content
RA
= Resistant to Asulam herbicide.
NR= Resistance to nematodes, microscopic soil creatures.
CM= Cauliflower Mosiac Virus (CamV) used as a vector in GE process.
PS= Oil seed rape engineered to have reduced pod shatter.
BV= This organism is a GE baculovirus, an insect attacking virus made more deadly, tested for use as an insecticide (sprayed on plants).
Status
Destroyed= Test site destroyed by public
Damaged= Test site damaged by public
Abandoned= Trial abandoned by company due to crop failure or damage by public

(VCU)= National Seed Listing Trial for Value for Cultivation and Use
(DUS)= National Seed Listing Trial for Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability

 

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